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by HungFist
24 Feb 2019, 06:55
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 34
Views: 3773

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

NEW UK/US/CA TITLE: Yakuza Law (Blu-ray) A gruelling anthology of torture, spanning three district periods of Japanese history from the Godfather of J-sploitation Teruo Ishii. Pre-order in the UK via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2tvoFBB Pre-order in the US via DiabolikDVD: http://bit.ly/2tB2GJu Release dat...
by HungFist
24 Feb 2019, 06:41
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 436
Views: 340023

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Organized Crime 2 (続組織暴力) (1967) Superb proto-jitsuroku type yakuza film by Junya Sato. Fumio Watanabe (in his best role) is a wonderfully untypical crime boss who says he hates the yakuza but acts like one, actually cares for his men, and is the first one to barge into a fist fight when rivals com...
by HungFist
24 Feb 2019, 06:20
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432670

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Tattooed Ambush (いれずみ突撃隊) (Japan, 1964) [DVD] - 2.5/5 Regrettably low budget war tale with tattooed yakuza Ken Takakura and other hoods finding themselves in front line in China. Unfortunately the film doesn't do anything too interesting with the concept. The best handled aspect is actually the men...
by HungFist
24 Feb 2019, 05:06
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese Splatter and Zombies: Part Deux
Replies: 61
Views: 16071

Re: Japanese Splatter and Zombies: Part Deux

According to Sasa Handa, who has a role in the film(s), the 4DX is basically the seats vibrating every time she revvs her chainsaw and water sprinklers coming on every time there's a blood spray effect. I guess there are people who think that sort of thing is "fun"? :dontknow: Beats me. I never att...
by HungFist
24 Feb 2019, 05:03
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Burning Buddha Man (2013)
Replies: 12
Views: 2354

Re: The Burning Buddha Man (2013)

I would say the BD is most likely region free. Companies don't region code for fun (it hurts their sales), they region code because of contractual demands aimed at selling rights to multiple different markets. This being a minor (in terms of commercial potential) film released domestically by a Japa...
by HungFist
23 Feb 2019, 13:51
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Burning Buddha Man (2013)
Replies: 12
Views: 2354

Re: The Burning Buddha Man (2013)

Welcome to the forum.

Unfortunately I don't know, but perhaps Guro Taku can shine light on the BD region code question.
by HungFist
19 Feb 2019, 14:26
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Teruo Ishii thread
Replies: 34
Views: 3773

Re: The Teruo Ishii thread

Yellow Line (黄線地帯) (Japan, 1960) [DVD] - 3.5/5 A very enjoyable Shin Toho noir by Teruo Ishii. There's a terrific opening with hitman Shigeru Amachi accepting an assignment and then walking into the Tokyo night. During his getaway he kidnaps a lady (Yoko Mihara) whose boyfriend (Teruo Yoshida) then...
by HungFist
18 Feb 2019, 06:33
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Rare Japanese Cult Cinema reviews (No DVD / BD)
Replies: 38
Views: 3109

Re: Rare Japanese Cult Cinema reviews (No DVD / BD)

VoD Review / No DVD available Kôkôsei burai hikae: Kanjirû Muramasa (高校生無頼控 感じるゥ~ムラマサ) (1973) Part 3. The last and least of the three Muramasa films. This time Muramasa saves a girl from drowning herself, then proceeds to demonstrate the beauty of living by making love to her (he forgets to ask per...
by HungFist
18 Feb 2019, 06:14
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 436
Views: 340023

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Also, R.I.P. Arrow's rumored Wolves, Pigs, and Men release, it seems.

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by HungFist
18 Feb 2019, 06:08
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: Japanese cult cinema thread
Replies: 436
Views: 340023

Re: Japanese cult cinema thread

Guro Taku wrote:
06 Jul 2018, 19:32
HungFist wrote:
06 Jul 2018, 13:57
And no, Sato hasn't died (as far as I know).
A lot can happen in the 5 months before the DVDs come out. Maybe Toei's higher ups know something we don't.
And he's gone :(

R.I.P.
by HungFist
13 Feb 2019, 18:12
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!
Replies: 203
Views: 58702

Re: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!

Perhaps the disc will be both versions? Hanging by a Thread? No, Arrow confirmed it's going to be a different disc for US and UK. They did the region code thing with the Seijun Suzuki set that featured "animal cruelty" (region B player plays a censored version, region A player uncensored) but they ...
by HungFist
13 Feb 2019, 14:50
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432670

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Kôkôsei burai hikae: Kanjirû Muramasa (高校生無頼控 感じるゥ~ムラマサ) (Japan, 1973) [VoD] – 2/5 Part 3. The last and least of the three Muramasa films. This time Muramasa saves a girl from drowning herself, then proceeds to demonstrate the beauty of living by making love to her (he forgets to ask permission). M...
by HungFist
13 Feb 2019, 14:11
Forum: Asian Film/DVD Discussion
Topic: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!
Replies: 203
Views: 58702

Re: The Official Sonny Chiba Thread!

There is also a set with the Chiba STREET FIGHTER films coming out in the US the same month. From what I understand there is still some uncertainty if they will include the Japanese audio though. The Japanese tracks were finally confirmed some time ago. However... DISC THREE: THE STREET FIGHTER’S L...
by HungFist
12 Feb 2019, 15:24
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9823
Views: 627035

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Suspiria (Italy/USA, 2018) [DCP] - 4/5 One of the most unique remakes of all time, Luca Guadagnino's bleak, socio-political depiction of feminism in a school of witches in divided late 70s Berlin shadowed by the memory of Nazi war crimes. It’s also a deliberation of art and humanity. Almost impossi...
by HungFist
12 Feb 2019, 14:23
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fist in Japan
Replies: 459
Views: 90896

Re: Fist in Japan

Who Killed (the) Idol?

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by HungFist
11 Feb 2019, 13:44
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432670

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Ichi the Killer (殺し屋1) (Japan, 2001) [Netflix] - 3.5/5 Never been a huge fan of this, but I've grown to like it. Miike has always been good at location work and this, too, captures the threatening 90s anguish Tokyo much like Shinya Tsukamoto's earlier films. The violence seems surprisingly tame by ...
by HungFist
08 Feb 2019, 14:07
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9823
Views: 627035

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

You left out the most important part: How were the subtiles for the German parts handled? English or Japanese only? Japanese only. Had to rely on my reading skills (which usually got me halfway through the 2nd line/row, minus occasional difficult kanji). My German is limited to "Guten tag" and "Hei...
by HungFist
06 Feb 2019, 06:58
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9823
Views: 627035

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Suspiria (Italy/USA, 2018) [DCP] - 4/5 One of the most unique remakes of all time, Luca Guadagnino's bleak, socio-political depiction of feminism in a school of witches in divided late 70s Berlin shadowed by the memory of Nazi war crimes. It’s also a deliberation of art and humanity. Almost impossi...
by HungFist
06 Feb 2019, 06:09
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432670

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Viper Brothers: Up on 30 Charges (まむしの兄弟 二人合わせて30犯) (Japan, 1974) [DVD] - 2/5 Part 7. Kawachi finds his long lost mother, who is a rich lady of a respectable family. Comedy and melodrama ensue. Watchable but hardly exciting entry save for a few highlights such as the excessively violent ending ...
by HungFist
03 Feb 2019, 16:44
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432670

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Wait, which version is missing most of the sex scenes? The 60 minute version? Or the 71 min R15 version? The 60 minute amazon version. Thanks. I thought so, I just wasn't sure there was 11 minutes of sex in the R15 version to cut. And who is that 60 min version for anyway? The R15 one is already th...
by HungFist
03 Feb 2019, 13:04
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432670

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

@Guro Taku, I remember you saw and reviewed this as well. Did you manage to confirm any of the version running times first hand? My Japanese DVD has a runtime of 71 minutes and is identified as the R15 cut on the back cover. I compared it with the 60 minute thing on amazon and they basically cut ou...
by HungFist
03 Feb 2019, 12:25
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432670

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Painted Faces (Hong Kong, 1988) [Netflix] – 4/5 Rich, beautiful cinematic reconstruction of 1960s Hong Kong, focusing on children growing up in Peking Opera School over a 7 year period. It's the school that Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao attended, but the fact that they are featured as centr...
by HungFist
30 Jan 2019, 17:14
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 4695
Views: 432670

Re: What asian film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

The Bare-Footed Kid (Hong Kong, 1993) [Netflix] - 2/5 Mostly watchable kung fu fairy tale with good production values and nice supporting performances (especially Ti Lung as retired kung fu master). The story however is so naive, predictable and moralizing that the film is ultimately beyond salvati...
by HungFist
30 Jan 2019, 14:11
Forum: Reviews & Comparisons
Topic: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5
Replies: 9823
Views: 627035

Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Markgway wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 19:25
HungFist wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 16:19
Watching the Japanese versions turned out a great choice as the optical censorship saved me from the parts I didn't care to see in the first place.
Pixelated stunt cocks? :D
Yep. I don't think I missed anything big :lol: